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About this title: Original publisher: Washington: U.S. G.P.O.: For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, 2000 [i.e. 2001]. OCLC Number: (OCoLC)46425493 Subject: Abused children -- Services for -- Finance -- Law and legislation -- United States. Excerpt: ... 11 protection, foster care and adoption, APHSA has a long-standing interest in develop-ing policies and practices that promote improved performance by States in operating these programs for our nation's most vulnerable children and families. On a per-sonal level, I've had a long career as an administrator of public human services, and served as a State child welfare director for part of my career. On behalf of State human service administrators and child welfare directors, I want to take a moment to commend you, Madam Chairman, for your continued ef-forts to reform the child welfare financing system and for your commitment to safe-ty and permanency for our nation's most vulnerable children. Your leadership and concern for this issue have been outstanding and we know how passionate you feel about ensuring that States have the needed flexibility to enable them to make con-tinuous improvements to the system, while remaining accountable for the outcomes we all want. I also want to thank you and your staff for working so closely with APHSA over the past months on the language in the bill regarding APHSA's trans-ferability proposal. We appreciate the opportunity to have input into such an impor-tant process. Everyone involved with the child welfare system recognizes that States face seri-ous challenges in the administration of child welfare programs. At the meeting on flexible funding that APHSA had the pleasure of cosponsoring with your office in May, there was broad consensus that the current Federal financing system dis-proportionately funds the deepest and often least desired end of the system-out of home care-that we are all striving to minimize in terms of lengths of stay and num-bers of chil...

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